ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police have arrested Zephaniah Howell, 24, on charges of Attempted Murder after he allegedly shot a 26-year-old man Sunday night. The victim is still in critical condition, police say.
According to officials, officers were called to the 4200 block of Marsh Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Sunday and found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds.
According to the criminal complaint, Howell was the victim’s brother.
Police were told Howell was hiding in a garage after the shooting. Officers said they were able to arrest him there, and he confessed to shooting the victim twice.
Howell is charged with both Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
He is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail.